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Mingus Union FFA wins big in national competition

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Mountain Bike Clubs rolling in Verde Valley schools

Verde Valley Bikes for Kids is creating mountain bike clubs in Verde Valley elementary schools.

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Early voting ends today

Yavapai County Recorder, Leslie Hoffman would like to announce that early voting will close at 5:00p.m., Friday, November 2 for the November 6, 2018 General Election.

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Plea bargain for ex-city employee accused of forging water test results could be either felony or misdemeanor

A former Cottonwood employee accused of forging drinking water test results could face a maximum of two years in prison if he takes a plea.

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Mother arrested after 'passing out' from possible heroin overdose in front of daughter

A 30-year old Cornville woman was arrested on Oct. 25 after her 9-year-old daughter found her "passed out" from a possible heroin overdose a few days earlier, according to the Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office.

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Camp Verde Town Council approves tiny houses

On Oct. 24, the Camp Verde Town Council approved an agritourism use permit for a community of tiny houses on wheels, vintage recreational vehicles and agritourism events.

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Mingus Union athletic trainer pays it forward

MUHS 2010 graduate works as school’s athletic trainer

COTTONWOOD – Thanks to a partnership between the National Football League and Northern Arizona Healthcare, a Mingus Union graduate works as the school’s athletic trainer.

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Gourd dancing, blessings highlight Yavapai-Apache Veterans Day

The Yavapai-Apache Nation will hold a special Veterans Day pow-wow Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Park, below Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.

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Mingus mathematics teacher gains permanent residency in U.S.

‘Bright sunshine’ for Uma Mahendran

COTTONWOOD – Uma Mahendran said that no matter what happens in life, all it takes is one piece of good news to “change all those rainy days into bright sunshine.”

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Woman involved in Camp Verde murder pleads guilty

Jill Buckley faces at least six years in prison on false reporting, hindering prosecution charges

CAMP VERDE – A 30-year-old Camp Verde woman pleaded guilty Monday on felony charges relating to her involvement in a 2016 Camp Verde homicide.

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New pump at Dead Horse Ranch State Park means 'longer life for fish'

The channel catfish, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, grass carp, rainbow trout, and occasional crappie that live in the three lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park are in for a pleasant surprise.

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Thrilling times in Clarkdale (with video)

Zombies take over Clarkdale on Wednesday night as Clarkdale Police join on the fun. A bus full of zombies were last seen leaving for Uptown Sedona Wednesday night for a 6 p.m. Halloween performance. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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With gratitude and pride: Yavapai-Apache’s Jane-Russell-Winiecki empowered to accomplish anything she puts her mind to

Jane Russell-Winiecki said her biggest challenge as Tribal Council Chairwoman – more specifically as a woman – is to maintain the Nation’s “beautiful culture.”

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Cottonwood Police find third soda bottle bomb

A third soda bottle bomb was found Tuesday morning on the 700 block of East Mingus Avenue, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Beaver Creek library welcomes Verde Valley Photographic Society

From 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, meet members of the Verde Valley Photographic Society as they talk about their work that will be on display from Nov. 10 through Feb. 9 at the Beaver Creek Public Library.

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5 things you should know about New Cornville business: ‘Living Spaces’

In 2014, Mary Steibli began to show signs of dementia. Eventually, her husband Manfred decided that she needed better care than he could provide. So they decided to offer assisted living for others – in their own home.

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Mingus student arrested following threats to shoot another student

Increased police presence at Mingus Union High School today

A 14-year-old female Mingus student was arrested Tuesday after Cottonwood Police School Safety Officer Corbin Rice heard about alleged threats being made by the student, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Jerome Town Council accepts Hunter Bachrach’s resignation

Jerome Town Council officially accepted former council member Hunter Bachrach’s resignation Monday during a special meeting.

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Wicked stories from a wicked town: Three tales from Jerome’s past

It was dubbed “the wickedest town the West” for a reason. Girls, gunfights, gambling and billions of dollars of metals colored the setting of the classic Old West town. Any quasi-historian or anyone who just enjoys a good ghost story would have no problem yielding riches in Jerome’s historical mine. From angry mobs to lovers’ quarrels, here are three stories from Jerome’s past.

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Applications accepted for Camp Verde School Board

Tim Carter’s office soliciting interest through 5 p.m. Nov. 29

With the terms of three Camp Verde School Board members scheduled to end on Dec. 31, Carter, the Yavapai County School Superintendent finds himself in the position of soliciting interest in one of those positions.

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New Camp Verde marshal talks accountability

As he leads the town’s police department. Marshal Rowley said Monday that it’s “well-structured, well-planned, and they’re already doing the things I want to see in a police department.

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Q&A with VERDE VALLEY’S EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Lara Lawrence, senior English teacher, Camp Verde High School

High school educator ‘foundational instructor and mentor'

It was when she took poetry in college that Lara Lawrence decided she wanted to become an educator.

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New president/CEO named for Northern Arizona Healthcare

The Northern Arizona Healthcare Board of Directors announced the appointment of Florence L. Spyrow, MSN, MPA/MHA, JD, FACHE, as president and chief executive officer of NAH. Spyrow served as interim president and CEO for six months, beginning in March 2018.

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Cottonwood announces finalists for city manager

Deputy City Manager Rudy Rodriguez listed as one of the candidates

The City of Cottonwood has narrowed down its list of candidates for a new city manager to five.

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College, construction industry partner to train, employ students

Yavapai College is rolling out an opportunity for men and women to earn while learning a high-demand skill and help a key industry fill its employee ranks.